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Hi. I'm Donna and the owner of a business called Luv2Emboss. I've been crafting since the moment I could color with a crayon without eating it first! I have been embossing with Lasting Impressions' Brass Templates for 18+ years and I am on their Design Team. I also love to craft with rubber stamps and I hope the cards and projects I display will perk your interest to try a new craft or play with an old one! Enjoy. :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

FALL IDEAS FROM DONNA

Oh my goodness!  I am the worst when it comes to updating my own Blog.  By the time I have my card classes and update Lasting Impressions' Blog, the month has quickly flown by.  If anyone can figure out how to get more hours in a day ... I'm there!  Here are a few recent projects:

Isn't this just the cutest puppy?  The stamp is from Art Impressions and I colored him with my Copic Markers.  The background plaid paper is from Lasting Impressions.

Here's another Art Impressions Stamp.  This adorable Elf was supposed to be a shaker card!  However, I preferred to just mount the top of his present with no Wobble.

Kristina Werner designed this Owl Card that I pinched and after much coloring, again with my Copic Markers (lots of them!), I mounted the Owls on the perfect plaid paper by Lawn Fawn.  The Owl's wings "flutter" when you pull the tab.  I nearly wore out that tab ... pulling it over and over again! :-)  The stamp is from Art Impressions and it comes with the dies.

Yesterday I made this Shaker Card.  L.I. Template #L9538 Apple Cider Jug.  I used Colored Impressions' Software to create the tiny apples to use inside the jug, along with red and green sequins.


And this card  is Plant Kindness, Lasting Impressions Template #L9708.  Shamefully, I have had this template for ages but never used it.  I'm so happy I finally got around to it and I love Lasting Impressions' Gingham paper, don't you?  We can all use a reminder to be kind and I have a feeling I will be using this design over and over again as I find the design so pretty and the message just peaceful and kind!  Embossing joys, :-) Donna


Saturday, August 18, 2018

THE WATERING CAN!

Good morning once again.  While at Lasting Impressions last week, Kaye had a challenge for me and don't we all love a crafting challenge?  She had 3 images of this watering can (LI Temp #L9005) and she didn't know exactly what to do with them.  This is an older template and one, believe it or not, I did not own!  Yikes.  So, here is what I came up with:




Most often I will double-up the flowers whenever I layer flowers and I love how they look on the first two card samples.  I am also a fan of paper tearing and if you hold your paper and tear towards you, you will get a really nice white edge.  I used LI vellum and ribbons on the handle on the last card  which gave the can a cute whimsy look.  Thanks for the challenge Kaye.  I really enjoyed working with this watering can.  Embossing joys, :-)  Donna

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

HELLO EVERYONE!

Oh my gosh, where has the time gone?  I've been so busy with my own craft classes and the Lasting Impressions Blog, I've lost track of time and an opportunity to update my own blog just never happened.  Well, that is changing and I hope to be more efficient with my own blog and updates!  I recently returned from LI, in Utah, and I had not only a fabulous time but I enjoyed Kaye's embossing class, an opportunity to visit with two customers from Orange County, CA, and I demonstrated the LI software ... Colored Impressions.  Here are some projects I made during my visit:







Monday, November 20, 2017

FROGGIE YOGA!

OMG, this stamp set from Stampendous is so adorable.  It just makes me smile and it's the next stamp set to be used on THE STENCIL SPECIALIST'S Monthly Blog Hop Challenge.  In fact, it's owner Julie's last competition for the year.
SSC1269 Frog Yoga Perfectly Clear Stamp Set


To enter THE STENCIL SPECIALIST'S BLOG CHALLENGE you must be a resident of Australia and along with your comments, you must include the town in which you live in.  All comments are welcome and I would love to hear what you think about this adorable new stamp set.  Aussies have until midnight Friday, EST, to enter this hop and win the stamp!  Please see my Frog Yoga Step Card below and be sure and click on the links to see all samples by Julie's Design Team. Stamping joys,  :-) Donna









Sunday, October 22, 2017

BETTER BE GOOD OR ELF CHALLENGE!

Welcome to another Blog Challenge hosted by owner Julie at the Stencil Specialist.  The focus of this challenge is an adorable Christmas Stamp Set, by Stampendous, entitled "Seated Elf."  There are 5 images and 3 dies included in the set:


To enter this Blog Challenge you must be a resident of Australia and along with your comments, you must include the town in which you live in.  All comments are welcome and I would love to hear what you think about this adorable new stamp set.  Aussies have until midnight Friday, EST, to enter this hop and win the stamp!  Please see my Gift Tags below and be sure and click on the links to see all samples of "Seated Elf" by Julie's Design Team. Stamping joys,  :-) Donna







Sunday, September 24, 2017

OWL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

Welcome to another Blog Challenge hosted by owner Julie at the Stencil Specialist.  The focus of this challenge is a beautiful owl and clock stamp from Stampendous entitled Owl Clock.



To enter this Blog Challenge you must be a resident of Australia and along with your comments, you must include the town in which you live in.  All comments are welcome and I would love to hear what you think about this beautiful new stamp.  Aussies have until midnight Friday, EST, to enter this hop and win the stamp!  Please see my version below and be sure and click on the links to see all samples of Owl Clock by Julie's Design Team. Stamping joys,  :-) Donna







Monday, September 18, 2017

FALL IS IN THE AIR!

Good morning everyone.  i can’t quite believe I am finally saying this but, “Fall is in the air” and OMG it feels soooooo good!  To help celebrate our cooler weather, here are some adorable fall cards from our Design Team at Lasting Impressions.  Enjoy and happy Fall embossing.  🙂  Donna

This card was created by L.I. Design Team Member Barbara using L.I. Temp #L9538:



 This card is also by Barbara using L.I. Temp # L9540:


Another card by Barbara using L.I. Temp #L9538:


Last card by Barbara using L.I. Temps #L9533 and #L9676:

 

Donna's card using L.I. Temp #L9541:


Donna's card using L.I. Temp #L9677:


Donna's card using L.I. Temp #L9416:


Donna's last card using L.I. Temps #L9240 and S571:


Kaye's card using L.I. Temp #L9613: